MS. Bodl. 257
Summary Catalogue no.: 2047
One fine, many good initials. Cf. other contemporary Reading manuscripts.
Good sketches added, fols. 141v, 172–173 etc., 15th century, third quarter, in Flemish style: our Lord, a nun and saints (Pächt and Alexander iii. 140, pls. XV, XCIII)
Stamped brown leather on older reversed boards, Reading work of about A.D. 1500
Provenance and Acquisition
Reading Abbey, ex libris: 'Hic est liber .S. Marie de Radinge. Quem qui celauerit. & fraudem de eo fecerit anathema sit', 13th cent.; identifiable in medieval catalogues of 1192 and the fourteenth century (see MLGB); and cf. MS. Bodl. 241.
Presented by William Burdet of Sonning in 1608.
MS. Bodl. 257 - endleaves (fols. i, 195)
Digital Bodleian (2 images from 35mm slides)
Last Substantive Revision
2020-04-27: Description revised to include all information in SC.